Posts Tagged 'mobile security'

Feeling spooked? It may be because a ‘dead’ mobile app has come back to haunt you… Termed “dead” or “stale,” these waning apps introduce a multitude of security vulnerabilities to a workplace environment, and thus have been coined one of the biggest mobile security risks facing enterprises today. For some background, a ‘dead’ app is […]

McAfee Labs recently found a suspicious Android game application hosted on Google Play. The app name is “Kunt u Vang de tovenaar” (“Can you catch the wizard” in ungrammatical Dutch) offered by “AppstoreVN Team.” During our analysis of the app we discovered several suspicious functions during game play. The first suspicious behavior is the use of […]

Three new apps mark a new generation of social networking by giving users the ability to live-stream with anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world. So exactly what is live-streaming? It’s simply using your smartphone to transmit video to countless other people in real time. Periscope, Meerkat, and YouNow are three live-streaming apps that allow live-streaming […]

Hola, Ciao, Bonjour, Gutentag, Nihao – Hello! Do you ever receive phone calls from unknown numbers, prompting you to stare at your phone skeptically as it buzzes next to you? Or, perhaps you decide to pick up a call only to be blindsided by telemarketers or your crazy Aunt Linda. Facebook is out to change […]

For better or for worse, we’ve ended up amidst a society built on information sharing. There are a number of apps and sites that not only allow—but encourage you to disperse inherently personal details. In some cases, information that you traditionally would have wanted to keep private (such as a financial transaction) is shared easily […]